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Kathy Mosley - Volunteer Award - snapshot Building Core Supervisory Competency snapshot Diabetes Prevention Program snapshot

Kathy Mosley
Recognized as the
2018 Volunteer of the Year

Building Core
Supervisory Competencies

Applications due August 3, 2018

 Diabetes Prevention
September 2018

Kathy Mosley, a member of the HR Workplace Health & Wellness team, was recognized as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year. The Volunteer of the Year Award is part of the Outstanding Staff Awards program and is presented annually to an exceptional Staff Assembly volunteer. Kathy received her award during a ceremony at the Chancellor’s residence.

To learn more about the Staff Assembly Awards and Recognition program, please visit the Awards and Recognition website.

Building Core Supervisory Competencies (BCSC) emphasizes participation and practice of supervisory skills through the use of self-assessment inventories, case studies, homework assignments and small group exercises. BCSC begins September 13, 20018 and offers full-day courses and electives which are taken over an eight-month period.

For more information and registration instructions, please visit the Employee & Organizational Development website.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 1-year lifestyle change program based on research led by the National Institutes of Health and is open to all UCR faculty and staff. DPP is designed for non-diabetic individuals ages 18 and older who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes. The program includes sessions led by trained lifestyle coaches.

To participate, please sign up by July 31, 2018. For more information, please view the DPP flyer.

Employee and Organizational Development

Crucial Conversations snapshot

Crucial Conversations

Tuesday, July 24 & Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Crucial Conversations teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. For more information, visit the Employee & Organizational Development website.

Lean Forward snapshot

Organizational Excellence Certificate – Lean Forward

Thursday July 26, 2018 | 2:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Lean Forward is the 3rd course in the Organizational Excellence certificate bronze series which focuses on the transformative power of the Shingo Guiding Principles. This course demonstrates that Shingo is not a new initiative, but a new way of thinking, and how applying principles of respect and constancy of purpose will lead to a culture of operational excellence. For more information, visit the Employee & Organizational Development website.

Collaborative Leadership snapshot

 Organizational Excellence – Collaborative Leadership

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this course, you will learn the power and advantages of collaboration, characteristics of collaborative people and leaders, and leave with personal action items to work toward collaborating with others. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of your own collaborative leadership style and how to apply it to the workplace. For more information about this course, visit the Employee & Organizational Development website.

 Leaders@Change snapshot

Organizational Excellence Certificate – Leaders @ Change

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leaders@Change is part of the Organizational Excellence certificate bronze series. This course uses the Franklin Covey Change Model and demonstrates how to become effective when navigating change at UCR. For more information, visit the Employee & Organizational Development website. Featured Courses

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is an online training library available to all UCR faculty and staff via R’Space. It contains over 1,000 courses and video tutorials on a wide variety of software, technology, non-technical skill, and creative topics, to support both professional and personal development. can be accessed from your laptop, tablet, Smart Phone or personal computer. Learn more

UCR Professional Development Courses – July 2018

Please visit the Professional Development Calendar to view the full offering of courses.

Workplace Health and Wellness
 Walk and Talk - Tamica Jones Smith snapshot

Walk and Talk with Tamica Smith Jones

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

All UCR faculty, staff and students are invited to come and get to know Tamica Smith Jones, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Walk and Talk is a healthy opportunity for UCR faculty, staff and students to meet the leader along with fellow walkers, ask questions or just enjoy the exercise and get some fresh air. For more information, view the Walk and Talk flyer.

 Rest and Revive Program snapshot

Rest and Revive Program

Program Kickoff – Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Getting enough sleep each night can reduce stress and spur your creativity; it can even help you lose weight. To get you feeling more focused and productive, we’ve teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to bring you Rest and Revive. During this fun, easy-to-follow program you’ll receive six weekly emails with practical suggestions for getting better rest. This six-week program runs July 23 through September 7, 2018. For additional program details, view the Rest and Revive flyer.

Pain and Well Being Study snapshot

 HCI Pain and Well-Being Study

All UCR faculty and staff are invited to participate.

The Pain and Well-Being study is a Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) paid study assessing the relationship between positive activities and pain. The study will test non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment options for people living with pain and requires approximately a total of 2 hours over the course of several weeks. To learn more about the study and how to participate, please view the Pain and Well being Study flyer.

 Relaxation Yoga - Summer 2018 snapshot

Relaxation Yoga Practices with Diane

Relax this summer!

Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor will lead gentle yoga poses where a chair replaces the yoga mat. The chair becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s fitness and health benefits while wearing comfortable work clothes. To view the 2018 summer schedule and registration instructions, please view the Relaxation Yoga – Summer 2018 flyer.

Mobile Fit - Summer 2018 snapshot

Mobile Fit - Summer 2018

Mobile Fit is available to all UCR faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a free and convenient on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness. The goal of this program is to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries by increasing body awareness, improving core strength and stability, improving coordination and reaction time, and increasing flexibility. For a complete listing of sessions, please view the Mobile Fit Summer 2018 schedule.

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